6 Rankers Reviews
Waitonga Falls are Tongariro National Park’s highest waterfall (39m) and are reached via a well-formed track through mountain beech and kaikawaka forest.
On clear calm days there are fantastic views of Mount Ruapehu and the surrounding countryside. You can see reflections of the mountain in the Rotokawa pools, part of an alpine wetland area.The track is rich in plant life, with mistletoe on the beech trees, and a variety of orchids along the banks. In the alpine wetland area, you can see sundews and bladderworts in addition to the usual larger vegetation of the bog.
North Island ▷ Ruapehu ▷ Ohakune
Good views of the mountain, nice waterfall, a bit too many climbs (very exhausting).
Matthys van den Heuuel
We arrived late that day. So we did a short walk of 1 1/2 hrs. Also a great workout but it was worthwhile.
Decided to stop off and do quick 1.5 hour walk. Would like to re-name it Stairmaster 3000!
nice short walk to the waitonga falls. if like snow dont forget to drive all the way up the mountain to see and smell the snow.
Good little walk for those that don't want to commit to a full day. Beautiful waterfall at the end - and great to be able to make a return walk to the carpark.
Short walk with Mt Ruapehu views and brilliant falls.
Thanks to all the good people working for the NZ Department of Conservation - for all your hard work - making NZ more beautiful, accessable and healthy! Cheers 😍